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Today's News

  • T-4 Ranch renews request to leave county

    The county’s third largest landowner has renewed its request to be annexed out of San Miguel County and this time two other ranches want to follow suit.

  • Praise, but no extension for Parson

    The West Las Vegas School Board heaped praises on Superintendent Gene Parson Monday night but opted not to extend his contract, leaving that decision for the new board.

    The decision not to extend his contract came after a marathon executive session. Monday evening’s meeting was the last official board meeting of outgoing board members Gary Gold and Henry Abeyta.

    Newly elected board members Patrick Marquez and Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez attended the meeting, but left before the meeting ended at about 10:20 p.m.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 18, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Feb. 11 — The Order of De Molay Installation was held Sunday afternoon with the following taking part: David Goodman, Bobby Whorton, Bradley Payas, Phil Wells, Rickey Akin, Larry Connell, Chris Farnsworth, Mickey Hawley, Tommy Hilton, Fred Erb, Jerry Wells, Chris Smith, Todd Werley, Charles Hilton and Richard Conklin.

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 18, 2015

    HU concert set for Friday
    “Flores and Friends” featuring Yasmin Flores, Linda King and Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Kennedy Lounge on the Highlands campus. Admission is $10 and it is a fundraiser for the purchase of instrumental music.

  • Weather - Feb. 18, 2015

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 27. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. A 10 percent chance of rain at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
     

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

  • Snowy weather fun
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 18, 2015

    TODAYHOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” by Mac Barnett. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAYVIERNES
    • “Flores and Friends” featuring Yasmin Flores, Linda King, Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Kennedy Lounge on the Highlands campus. Admission is $10 and it is a fundraiser for the purchase of instrumental music.

  • A shaky start

    San Miguel County has enjoyed solid leadership for years, both at the Commission and administrative levels.

    While some area governing bodies were entangled in nasty infighting or power struggles, the San Miguel County Commission has been working quietly and diligently getting things done. If we had to guess, we’d say that a large part of that success was due to the efforts of the last two Commission chairmen, Nicolas Leger and David Salazar, who were both level-headed and pragmatic in how they approached their roles.  

  • Editorial cartoon - Feb. 18, 2015
  • Work of Art: ‘Social promotion’ - it rankles

    Some expressions simply rankle. But even so, their overuse leads them to become part of the lexicon, which in turn works toward acceptance.

    Let me explain: